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News Comments > No Watch Dogs Demo
13. Re: No Watch Dogs Demo Mar 31, 2014, 23:41 Beamer
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 21:44:
no demo = bad game

how many open world games can you name with demos?
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts - Devastation Trailer Confirms Predator
14. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts - Devastation Trailer Confirms Predator Mar 31, 2014, 18:56 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 18:38:
I played Ghosts (once) on that free weekend deal they had a while back and the game was really shite. With the settings cranked up the textures looked worse than BlOps2 and MW3. As a matter of fact, BF4 with everything turned down as low as it can go STILL looked better. The gameplay was the usual crap and didn't hold my interest for very long. I think Steam said I played the game for like 15 minutes. That was all I could take. TBH I wanted to quit the match sooner but I tried to give it a chance.

The game honestly looks 10-15 years old - not even joking. I actually am one of the few that likes the games, and I played 1-2 matches and thought something was wrong with my computer. I messaged a few friends that play it a lot and they confirmed, game looks like shit, but no one plays the old ones....so they play Ghosts. wtf.

Dude.
It looks 4-7 years old, sure, but 15? 15 was 1999. Quake 3 is only 14 years old.

I'll give you that it doesn't look as good as it should, absolutely. And multiplayer sucked. SP was actually kind of decent, way better than most CoDs for what it's worth.

But 15 years ago we were looking at Unreal Tournament screenshots in PCGamer. It wasn't even out yet. We thought that CTF was the height of sophistication. All the crap going on in Ghosts was unimaginable. Level detail like that was unimaginable.

I don't mean to defend the game, as I didn't think much of it, but people keep claiming it looks 10-15 year old. I think people really, really forget what was going on 10-15 years ago.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts - Devastation Trailer Confirms Predator
11. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts - Devastation Trailer Confirms Predator Mar 31, 2014, 17:12 Beamer
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 16:54:
what does Eminem have anything in common with Call of Duty: Ghosts?

Is this a riddle, or is it rhetorical?
Because I can make a million jokes about appealing to the masses and being long past prime.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Mar 31, 2014, 16:21 Beamer
 
Has anyone played Dead... Dead... what the heck was that Dead game again? Dead State?
I try to avoid playing games before they're done. Too many other things to play, and the odds of me going back to something are slim, so may as well wait.

And wasn't there an X-COM spiritual successor? I think I backed that, too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 31, 2014, 15:01 Beamer
 
4K does make a huge, huge difference, but you really need your nose against it.

It'll see success for monitors, but it takes a lot of GPU horsepower.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 31, 2014, 13:42 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 13:28:
Beamer wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 12:56:
No good non-3D TVs available. The flagships

but I've yet to see a low-end TV over 37" that doesn't look like a pile of crud with vaseline smeared all over it

You think the masses buy flagships? I have never and will never buy the high end, especially when the differences become even more obscure or over-analyzed.

I have 1 37, 1 42, 1 45... no smears. What are you even talking about? Do you know how to calibrate, use native rez? You must. All my flats no matter the size are sharp, even the 90" DLP 720P projector I paid $800 for 3 years ago. The only smeared TV's I've seen were run off native rez with bad scalers. I simply avoid that.

Many, if not all, lower-end TVs don't even have professional calibration options in the menus.

And the differences are pretty obvious. A Panasonic ZT60 is lightyears better than a mid-range. You have actual blacks. You can see what's going on in shadows. Colors pop, etc. And a $1500 60" Sony will be infinitely better than an $800 60" Westinghouse.

Do the masses buy flagships? No. But note that I said "flagships in 2009," and said it's down to mid-range today. If you aren't buying at least a mid-range TV you're wasting money.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 31, 2014, 12:56 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 12:38:
Creston wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:50:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:25:
If they only start selling 4K's, it will happen in time and I'm for that. Same price as they are today, just 4K.

4K doesn't have to stand a chance, it just has to be the only option and it will by default.

Didn't 3D do the same thing? Pretty much all new TV sets basically came with mandatory 3D shit on them

Still plenty of non-3D's were always available, but it's different since you need specific content.

No good non-3D TVs available. The flagships were all 3DTV in 2009. It's since come down to all mid-range and above. I mean, it's ending slowly now, with Vizio leading the charge, but only lower-end TVs don't have 3D. I know money is a limiting factor, but I've yet to see a low-end TV over 37" that doesn't look like a pile of crud with vaseline smeared all over it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Mar 31, 2014, 12:54 Beamer
 
NegaDeath wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 12:50:
Nintendo is innovative. The problem is they do it inside of existing IP's. Someone will come up with a gameplay idea and a higher up will want to plug it into the next Mario, or Zelda, etc instead of making something new with it. They're so cautious they won't let their people do anything completely new out of fear it won't sell. In the meantime most of the existing IP's are dead tired and drown out any changes. In my personal (non)expert opinion they should take the reins off of some of their younger staff and just see what they can create. Make it digital only so there's no physical distribution costs.

Nintendo hasn't been innovative inside their IPs in a while.
Zelda went through three console generations of using the same engine, same animations, and same gameplay. Smash Brothers hasn't changed, and I'd say Mario Kart innovation arguably peaked with Double Dash.

Though I really don't understand why this article starts with the Virtual Boy, a product that everyone thought was cool but ended up having no worthwhile games and caused very significant eye fatigue in very short periods of time.
 
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News Comments > Origins Ditches Discs
23. Re: Origins Ditches Discs Mar 31, 2014, 12:20 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:14:
It's so like EA not to understand that the files on disks are 100% digital, too. In fact, they are the same files, exactly.

It's so like some anonymous person on the internet that thinks he's smarter than EA to not understand that the files on discs may be digital, but the discs themselves are not.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 31, 2014, 12:18 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:50:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:25:
If they only start selling 4K's, it will happen in time and I'm for that. Same price as they are today, just 4K.

4K doesn't have to stand a chance, it just has to be the only option and it will by default.

Didn't 3D do the same thing? Pretty much all new TV sets basically came with mandatory 3D shit on them, so people just didn't buy them.

Not sure that 4K is going to have much more effect. It's just yet another attempt by the TV manufacturers to make you buy a new TV set, and new cables and everything.

Fuck 'em.

3D didn't hurt sales, it just didn't help them. People stopped buying TVs not because they were 3D but because the TV they already owned was good enough.

4K will have more of an effect, because you don't need to do anything special/annoying to get its benefits (Every set of 3D glasses I've worn is a pain in the ass to see if its on or off, they make the image worse, and they're all-around a hassle), but I think people will realize over time that they just don't have much of a benefit unless you have a 100" tv.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Mar 31, 2014, 11:12 Beamer
 
Alamar wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:07:
Beamer wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 11:01:
Suppa7 wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 10:50:
It's not that gamers are killing videogames, it's that us oldsters were abandoned.

Hehe.
"I'm important! How dare the cancel Harry's Law when it had fine ratings? Us "oldsters" watched plenty of it!"

WTF happened to Harry's Law... The first season was interesting, engaging, etc... The second season was just another law show... And where did that second floor come from? Time lord technology I tell ya...

-Alamar

Desperate attempts to get something other than "oldsters" to watch it, since oldsters are completely uninteresting to advertisers.

Every year at least one or two decently rated shows get canned because only Suppa7 watches them.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Mar 31, 2014, 11:01 Beamer
 
Suppa7 wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 10:50:
It's not that gamers are killing videogames, it's that us oldsters were abandoned.

Hehe.
"I'm important! How dare the cancel Harry's Law when it had fine ratings? Us "oldsters" watched plenty of it!"
 
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News Comments > Women In Video Games Initiative
44. Re: Women In Video Games Initiative Mar 31, 2014, 10:43 Beamer
 
wrlwnd wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 00:01:
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2014, 20:19:
I'll again point out that women score better in math and science. And are routinely pushed away from any kind of computer-related job because most men that end up there are extremely aggro against women and push them right out.

I like the way you make "facts" up and push them right out. And we're all just expected to accept them unchallenged. Well done.

which would you like me to source? Both points are easily Google able and have been widely reported on and mentioned on this site, though I doubt people like you will see the latter a problem and instead argue they're isolated incidents. Because it fits the storyline you're comfortable with where you're a victim, not part if an ongoing problem.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Mar 31, 2014, 10:22 Beamer
 
It's about the games, stupid!


and innovation for more than the sake of innovation.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
29. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Mar 30, 2014, 20:55 Beamer
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 19:04:
Jerykk wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 18:52:
Okay..? If Early Access helps make the game better, what exactly is the problem? Would you rather they avoid Early Access and release an inferior game?

Well in my case, the issue is they ran a Kickstarter plus Early Access. To me that's double-dipping. They not only did they meet their Kickstarter goal, they exceeded it. So why do they need Early Access now? It doesn't say anywhere on Steam that Early Access will make the game even better then was planned with their Kickstarter funds.

I'd rather see a real indie dev that really need the funds and marketing that Early Access provides in their place.

It's double-dipping if they charge the same people. Again.
They are not. They are giving people who were unaware of the kickstarter the opportunity a chance to get in on early access.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
28. removed Mar 30, 2014, 20:54 Beamer
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
16. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Mar 30, 2014, 18:56 Beamer
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 18:51:
Seems I touched a nerve here. You pro-publisher guys want to share your Kickstarter levels and Early Access receipts?

Why would we want to share receipts? What does that have to do with anything?
And, given that most early access titles have been offered by developers without publishers, I see zero way that makes us "pro-publisher."

You're a bit slow, aren't you? Either that, or you discuss things on the internet you don't understand because you make assumptions without verifying a single damn thing.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
13. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Mar 30, 2014, 18:46 Beamer
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 18:14:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 17:46:
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 16:37:
Yes but they already had a over-successful Kickstarter. They are simply milking it with Early Access now.

For games that aspire to have better than 8-bit graphics, kickstarter funds are a mere fraction of what is required.

That's not what they said. They said they needed $400K. They got $625K. They should have more than enough to make the game. If they didn't ask for enough to fulfill their commitments I would consider that fraud.

Well, it's a good thing no legal or financial body cares what you personally consider fraud.
 
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News Comments > Women In Video Games Initiative
38. Re: Women In Video Games Initiative Mar 29, 2014, 20:19 Beamer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Mar 29, 2014, 20:07:
If only the world were so simple! That's why your argument is destined for the dust bin of history. Because life is way more complex than your social policy via greeting card. There are many reasons that certain groups may not be represented at the same rates in certain categories (not the least of which is the actual categories themselves... many problems exist only when the categories are finagled just right). Your argument is that if the numbers aren't exactly equal... then racism (or sexism, or insert-ism-here). That's the least intellectual argument in the history of arguments. So just because you can't fathom a set of conditions where it could happen, it's impossible?

There are many factors that help determine what a person chooses to do with his or her life. Culture is a big one... but not in the way you think. You guys can call me anything you like, because at the end of the day, we both know that all of the screams of -isms are a tactic designed to stifle debate. If your argument held water, you wouldn't need to try and shame people with cries of sexism... you'd be able to objectively prove your point. So caterwaul away... it only makes the obvious more so...

Again, you're a terrible human being unable to see through any eyes other than your own.

I'll again point out that women score better in math and science. And are routinely pushed away from any kind of computer-related job because most men that end up there are extremely aggro against women and push them right out.

It's so odd that you think that "you need to prove your point" is your retort, when there's really an infinite amount of incidents out there where a woman was pushed out of a coding job because the men around her were so damn creepy.

Video games, both as a hobby and as a career, are about 90% men. This, to you, is a sign that women inherently don't like video games and nothing else.
This is why you're a terrible human being. You're so afraid that, somehow, this would take away from whatever pitiful achievements you've had in your pitiful life.
 
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News Comments > Women In Video Games Initiative
34. Re: Women In Video Games Initiative Mar 29, 2014, 12:56 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 29, 2014, 11:53:
Eirikrautha wrote on Mar 29, 2014, 11:34:
Hahaha! I work in a female-dominated industry, and we get along just fine. Probably because they are very good at what they do, and I am good at my job. Our mutual respect is genuine, based on ability, and not preferential hiring. Try it sometime...

Dude, you stated that prejudice is a non-factor and then... made a bunch of racist and sexist comments, probably without even realizing it. Women will only get interested in computing when it has applications relevant to them? Gee, I guess women must be incapable of finding computer science inherently interesting! When we look at how white and Asian men dominate the field of computing, we "shouldn't expect all groups to have equal ability"? That sounds a lot like "blacks, Hispanics, and women just aren't as talented at programming as white and Asian men so we shouldn't expect that many of them to work in the tech field." When men face rejection they work to better themselves, while women just whine and make themselves out as victims? I kinda think that speaks for itself, but consider this: isn't working to change perceptions and institutions which keep you from achieveing your full potential also "working to better yourself"?

That you spout prejudicial garbage without even realizing it, cloaking it in support of "meritocracy", is telling. You are proof positive that people can have vastly reduced expectations for certain groups in certain fields without even realizing that they are prejudiced. In other words, you kind of made my argument for me.

But hey, at least you have some black, err, I mean female friends so you can't possible be sexist!

And that's why he's an awful human being.
 
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